Exposure-response relationships between movements and postures of the wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome among male and female house painters: a retrospective cohort study

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Exposure-response relationships between movements and postures of the wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome among male and female house painters : a retrospective cohort study. / Heilskov-Hansen, Thomas; Mikkelsen, Sigurd; Svendsen, Susanne Wulff; Thygesen, Lau Caspar; Hansson, Gert-Åke; Thomsen, Jane Frølund.

In: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 73, No. 6, 06.2016, p. 401-8.

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Heilskov-Hansen, T, Mikkelsen, S, Svendsen, SW, Thygesen, LC, Hansson, G-Å & Thomsen, JF 2016, 'Exposure-response relationships between movements and postures of the wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome among male and female house painters: a retrospective cohort study', Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 73, no. 6, pp. 401-8. https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2015-103298

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Heilskov-Hansen, T., Mikkelsen, S., Svendsen, S. W., Thygesen, L. C., Hansson, G-Å., & Thomsen, J. F. (2016). Exposure-response relationships between movements and postures of the wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome among male and female house painters: a retrospective cohort study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 73(6), 401-8. https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2015-103298

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Heilskov-Hansen T, Mikkelsen S, Svendsen SW, Thygesen LC, Hansson G-Å, Thomsen JF. Exposure-response relationships between movements and postures of the wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome among male and female house painters: a retrospective cohort study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2016 Jun;73(6):401-8. https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2015-103298

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Heilskov-Hansen, Thomas ; Mikkelsen, Sigurd ; Svendsen, Susanne Wulff ; Thygesen, Lau Caspar ; Hansson, Gert-Åke ; Thomsen, Jane Frølund. / Exposure-response relationships between movements and postures of the wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome among male and female house painters : a retrospective cohort study. In: Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 73, No. 6. pp. 401-8.

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title = "Exposure-response relationships between movements and postures of the wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome among male and female house painters: a retrospective cohort study",
abstract = "OBJECTIVES: To investigate exposure-response relationships between measured movements and postures of the wrist and the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), and any modifications by sex.METHODS: In 2011, we established a historical cohort of 9364 members of the Painters' Union in Denmark. Self-reported task distributions were obtained by questionnaire (53{\%} responded) and combined with sex-specific task exposure matrices to get individual estimates of exposure intensity, that is, velocity of wrist flexion/extension, mean power frequency (MPF) and non-neutral wrist postures. Exposure duration was assessed from yearly working proportions. Registered first-time hospital discharge CTS diagnoses and CTS surgery were collected as outcomes. The cohort was followed from 1994 to 2010. Log-linear Poisson regression was used.RESULTS: For CTS diagnoses, the adjusted incidence rate ratios (IRRs) increased with increasing wrist velocity (IRR=1.37 (95{\%} CI 1.10 to 1.71) per °/s) and MPF (IRR=1.53 (95{\%} CI 1.21 to 1.91) per 0.01 Hz). For CTS surgery, the results were similar. The outcomes were not related to non-neutral postures or exposure duration. The adjusted IRRs for women were higher than those for men. There were no multiplicative interaction effects between exposure intensity, exposure duration and sex. However, the absolute incidence rates (IRs) increased at a steeper rate for women than for men, indicating an additive interaction.CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of CTS increased with increasing velocity of wrist flexion/extension and MPF of wrist movements. The relative increase in incidence rates was the same for women and men, but the absolute incidence rates increased at a steeper rate for women than for men.",
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T1 - Exposure-response relationships between movements and postures of the wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome among male and female house painters

T2 - a retrospective cohort study

AU - Heilskov-Hansen, Thomas

AU - Mikkelsen, Sigurd

AU - Svendsen, Susanne Wulff

AU - Thygesen, Lau Caspar

AU - Hansson, Gert-Åke

AU - Thomsen, Jane Frølund

N1 - Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/

PY - 2016/6

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N2 - OBJECTIVES: To investigate exposure-response relationships between measured movements and postures of the wrist and the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), and any modifications by sex.METHODS: In 2011, we established a historical cohort of 9364 members of the Painters' Union in Denmark. Self-reported task distributions were obtained by questionnaire (53% responded) and combined with sex-specific task exposure matrices to get individual estimates of exposure intensity, that is, velocity of wrist flexion/extension, mean power frequency (MPF) and non-neutral wrist postures. Exposure duration was assessed from yearly working proportions. Registered first-time hospital discharge CTS diagnoses and CTS surgery were collected as outcomes. The cohort was followed from 1994 to 2010. Log-linear Poisson regression was used.RESULTS: For CTS diagnoses, the adjusted incidence rate ratios (IRRs) increased with increasing wrist velocity (IRR=1.37 (95% CI 1.10 to 1.71) per °/s) and MPF (IRR=1.53 (95% CI 1.21 to 1.91) per 0.01 Hz). For CTS surgery, the results were similar. The outcomes were not related to non-neutral postures or exposure duration. The adjusted IRRs for women were higher than those for men. There were no multiplicative interaction effects between exposure intensity, exposure duration and sex. However, the absolute incidence rates (IRs) increased at a steeper rate for women than for men, indicating an additive interaction.CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of CTS increased with increasing velocity of wrist flexion/extension and MPF of wrist movements. The relative increase in incidence rates was the same for women and men, but the absolute incidence rates increased at a steeper rate for women than for men.

AB - OBJECTIVES: To investigate exposure-response relationships between measured movements and postures of the wrist and the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), and any modifications by sex.METHODS: In 2011, we established a historical cohort of 9364 members of the Painters' Union in Denmark. Self-reported task distributions were obtained by questionnaire (53% responded) and combined with sex-specific task exposure matrices to get individual estimates of exposure intensity, that is, velocity of wrist flexion/extension, mean power frequency (MPF) and non-neutral wrist postures. Exposure duration was assessed from yearly working proportions. Registered first-time hospital discharge CTS diagnoses and CTS surgery were collected as outcomes. The cohort was followed from 1994 to 2010. Log-linear Poisson regression was used.RESULTS: For CTS diagnoses, the adjusted incidence rate ratios (IRRs) increased with increasing wrist velocity (IRR=1.37 (95% CI 1.10 to 1.71) per °/s) and MPF (IRR=1.53 (95% CI 1.21 to 1.91) per 0.01 Hz). For CTS surgery, the results were similar. The outcomes were not related to non-neutral postures or exposure duration. The adjusted IRRs for women were higher than those for men. There were no multiplicative interaction effects between exposure intensity, exposure duration and sex. However, the absolute incidence rates (IRs) increased at a steeper rate for women than for men, indicating an additive interaction.CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of CTS increased with increasing velocity of wrist flexion/extension and MPF of wrist movements. The relative increase in incidence rates was the same for women and men, but the absolute incidence rates increased at a steeper rate for women than for men.

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JO - Occupational and Environmental Medicine

JF - Occupational and Environmental Medicine

SN - 1351-0711

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